Electrochemical metrics for corrosion resistant alloys

Clara Nyby, Xiaolei Guo, James E. Saal, Szu Chia Chien, Angela Y. Gerard, Huibin Ke, Tianshu Li, Pin Lu, Christian Oberdorfer, Sarita Sahu, Sirui Li, Christopher D. Taylor, Wolfgang Windl, John R. Scully, Gerald S. Frankel

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Corrosion is an electrochemical phenomenon. It can occur via different modes of attack, each having its own mechanisms, and therefore there are multiple metrics for evaluating corrosion resistance. In corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs), the rate of localized corrosion can exceed that of uniform corrosion by orders of magnitude. Therefore, instead of uniform corrosion rate, more complex electrochemical parameters are required to capture the salient features of corrosion phenomena. Here, we collect a database with an emphasis on metrics related to localized corrosion. The six sections of the database include data on various metal alloys with measurements of (1) pitting potential, Epit, (2) repassivation potential, Erp, (3) crevice corrosion potential, Ecrev, (4) pitting temperature, Tpit, (5) crevice corrosion temperature, Tcrev, and (6) corrosion potential, Ecorr, corrosion current density, icorr, passivation current density, ipass, and corrosion rate. The experimental data were collected from 85 publications and include Al- and Fe-based alloys, high entropy alloys (HEAs), and a Ni-Cr-Mo ternary system. This dataset could be used in the design of highly corrosion resistant alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58
Number of pages1
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
StatePublished - 11 Feb 2021


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